How To Easily Succeed With Your Master’s Thesis
You’ve reached a new level of writing, but it requires you to step out of your comfort zone. You need to test the boundaries of your understanding and prove your theories with physical research as well as actual findings. The master’s thesis can be daunting, long and often confusing, but it’s necessary to obtain the academic acknowledgement you need in order to pursue your dream.
However, if you’ve reached this level, you’ve already got what it takes. There’s no need to get despondent if you plan correctly and follow these basic steps.
Don’t underestimate the importance of planning. From the beginning stages of when you conceptualize the actual topic, to how you will note your findings; and finally, how you are going to write the paper. Take the time to think the entire process through and have everything you need at your fingertips to prevent you from getting distracted. Try to write an outline and summarise your plans before you start.
Don’t be scared to challenge a theory that has already been proven. You yourself have something to prove, but try to be innovative in your approach to that theory. You can also discussing it from a new angle and perhaps challenge an existing hypothesis—or even compliment it.
Even at this level you can lose marks for not getting the basic format correct, so be sure to stick to the basics: Introduction, Body and Summary. Remember that with a thesis, you need to summarise almost the entire paper in the final paragraphs without boring the reader with the details they have already read. Get clued up on thesis statements, abstracts and proposals, which make up certain structural aspects of your thesis.
Write with passion
You must love the subject to be doing this degree, so show it by adding in some of that emotion to your thesis. In most areas you’ll need to stick to a fair amount of dry detail, but there’s nothing wrong with throwing in a sentence with, ‘the results were fantastic!’, or something similar in order to show the reader how passionate you are about what your subject entails. This type of writing keeps things interesting for both you and the reader, but also allows them a little peak into what actually happened during your research.